Medical Administrative Assistant Certification

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When you enter a doctor’s office, clinic or other medical facility, you often form an opinion or feeling about the place within seconds. In one glance and breath, you’re checking out the furnishings and decor and breathing in the scents. Before you even approach the front desk, your emotions are either leaning towards a positive or negative vibe. Perhaps the thing that pushes you fully to one side or the other is the receptionist. Do they greet you immediately with a friendly smile and eye contact? Do they make you feel comfortable and safe? Even though that person isn’t likely the one you’ll see in the doctor’s office, they play a huge role in your satisfaction as a patient. Who is that? That’s the medical administrative assistant. If you enjoy working with people, organizing information, scheduling appointments and a whole lot more, perhaps a career as a medical administrative assistant is for you. As you head down the path to an exciting career, think about the importance of proper training and earning the appropriate Austin texas medical administrative assistant certification.   Duties of a Medical Administrative Assistant Although it might seem like MAAs are only responsible for answering the phone and greeting patients, they are responsible for a whole lot more than that:

  • Checking patients in
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering the phone
  • Organizing medical records/charts
  • Interviewing patients for medical history
  • Transferring lab work results to appropriate destination
  • Maintaining and inventorying office supplies

  Coursework Classes for the MAA degree are designed to give you a well-rounded education in the complete office environment while also covering concepts that are specific to a medical environment:

  • Basic accounting
  • Computer software
  • Keyboarding
  • Medical transcription
  • Medical law & ethics
  • Medical terminology
  • Communications

  How to Get Certified Once you complete a valid training course, you’ll be eligible to sit for the exam to earn your Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). The certification shows employers that you completed the appropriate training and will be able to perform all the duties necessary for the MAA position. It definitely gives you an edge over other job candidates.   A Promising Career It’s no secret that as the population ages and medical care becomes more advanced, healthcare jobs are plentiful. In fact, healthcare industry jobs are expected to grow by 29 percent by 2022, a higher-than-average rate when compared to other occupations. Once you complete your training and certification, you can search for a job in a variety of healthcare settings, like clinics, hospitals, or specialized medical and dental offices in Austin TX.  

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What SCI Students Are Saying

“I made a complete career change when I started my training at Southern Careers Institute. I needed a stable career to continue providing for my growing family. SCI provided me with the medical terminology and know how that I needed to understand and acquire a career in the medical field. SCI taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in life right now; you always have room to advance and learn.”


Denise S.
Medical Assistant

“I am extremely grateful for the assistance I received from SCI’s Career Services team. I enjoy where I work and what I do. SCI has helped me succeed in life by getting me the necessary education and by making me a stronger and more confident person.”


Raquel S.

“Once I graduated from SCI, I had a sense of accomplishment that helped me through the job search process. SCI provided me with the opportunity to brush up on my skills, extend my accounting knowledge, and they boosted my self-confidence. I went to work two days after my last day of school.”


Annette D.
Business Accounting

“When my youngest child graduated from high school, I told my husband that it was my time. I went back to school to change careers after spending 37 years in the business field. At SCI, the instructors are professional, and they care about what they are teaching you, as well as expect you to give 100% in return. I had problems understanding how to draw in syringes and give injections. I requested extra help from a knowledgeable instructor, and I was able to receive one-on-one training. Today, I draw injections for approximately 100 patients each week. I am very confident in what I’ve learned. SCI has given me the chance to do what I always wanted to do. Thank you for my education. I am doing wonderful.”


Bonnie M
Medical Assistant

“I am now a certified Lab Tech. SCI helped me get an externship, and I came out with a job. After my little sister had cancer, I knew I wanted a career in the medical field that allowed me to help others. I am happy about what I do.”


Sidney B
Medical Assistant

“The best place ever!! Ms.Tonia rocks she is the best teacher… I love going to school my time there is amazing.”


Andrea Garcia

“Southern Careers went beyond my expectations. Very impressed. The assistance I got from Career Services is truly amazing. They really went out of their way to get me placed. They really care and I am grateful to all of them.”


Olga C.

“Southern Careers Institute totally surpassed my expectations. Once I finished school, the Career Services team helped me find a job. I would tell anyone thinking about starting career training that you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. I wish I would have started my training sooner.”


Valerie D.

“I am very happy with where I am and where I’m going. Through high school, I struggled with math. When I came to SCI, I enrolled in the Business Accounting Specialist program to see if I could do it. SCI provided me with the accounting skills I needed to help me find a career. Now, I have an amazing career and room to grow in the company.”


Crystal H.
Business Accounting

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